Why I Ride: My dad was my best friend. We began noticing him experiencing signs of Alzheimers around 2012, slowly drifting away until his passing in 2017. Watching him evolve from a very engaging, fun and joyful man to a disconnected and quiet person was very hard. My mom spent those last years with 24/7 care, which was very difficult for her as well. I am determined to go the distance for all those affected by Alzheimer’s. I am inspired by the strength of the more than 5 million Americans living with this disease, and the 16 million family members and friends who provide them with care. I am also inspired by science.
Right now, there is no shortage of ideas in Alzheimer’s research — only dollars. Which is why I am asking for your support. I am participating on the Ride to End ALZ in Austin TX on October 10th, a fully-supported, one day fundraising event where every dollar raised supports the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to discover methods of treatment and prevention for Alzheimer’s disease.
I miss my dad every day and wish I could call him and talk, laugh, and ask his advise about life. But I cannot. What I can do is ride my bike and with each mile I ride, I am raising funds to advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. Please join my team and support me through money, prayer, or just a good ole "atta boy" just like my dad use to say to me growing up. Thank You and Let's Ride !!